September 11 Observance

Featured Content September 11, 2019 – Remembering those who lost their lives during the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S.


As we mark the 18th anniversary of the terror attacks on the United States, special observances and tributes are planned all across the country. September 11th has been designated as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, and on September 5, 2019, President Trump proclaimed Friday, September 6, through Sunday, September 8, 2019, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance. The following are links to related publications on govinfo and related resources as the nation commemorates 9/11.


84 FR 47873 - National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2019
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On July 29, 2019, the President signed into law The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
The VCF Permanent Authorization Act extends the VCF’s claim filing deadline from December 18, 2020, to October 1, 2090, and appropriates such funds as may be necessary to pay all approved claims. Check the VCF website frequently for updates. (Source: VCF website )

H.R. 1327 (ENR) - Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act
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DCPD-201900518 - Remarks on Signing Legislation To Permanently Authorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
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H. Rept. 116-152 - Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act
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Related Publications

The 9/11 Commission Report Cover

The 9/11 Commission Report - July 22, 2004
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The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9/11 Commission), was an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation and signed into law by President George W. Bush in late 2002.

The Commission's final report provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for, and the immediate response to, the attacks. This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the Commission's final report.


April 21, 2009, 123 Stat. 1460 – Serve America Act
President Obama signed into law (Public Law 111-13) the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act designating the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized "National Day of Service and Remembrance.”

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December 18, 2001, 115 Stat. 876 – Patriot Day Resolution
President George W. Bush signed Resolution 71 into law (Public Law 107-89) designating September 11 of each year as Patriot Day, remembering those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack

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36 U.S.C. 144 – Patriot Day
The Patriot Day Resolution as codified in the U.S. Code

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